How to make the most of World Book Day in your school
World Book Day is a great way to get kids, teachers and parents fired-up about stories, books and reading. It can be a great spring-board for creative activities around story, which extend out of the classroom and into the home.
Nurturing a love of story is something the EAS team is really passionate about and we have first hand experience of how app-based stories can be so powerful, and so we’ve come up with some ideas about how you can bring apps into your World Book Day plans.
- Compare a classic tale with a digital version. How do the illustrations, interactions and user experience compare with the original print-based version?
- Create some classic tales of your own using a story creator tool such as Special Stories.
- Listen to an app-based audio tale (such as the Alice App) throughout the week and get the children to imagine the characters and setting, predicting what will happen in the next installment!
- Do a class poll around story and reading habits of books vs digital or app-based stories. It’ll be interesting to see if and how children’s reading habits are changing!
- If your class have dressed up as storybook characters, you could have a discussion about what they have come as and if there are app or digital versions of these characters too. Maybe they even could come up with some app concepts for their characters to be part of!
We have selected some of our favourite book apps and which are fabulous resources for you to use to support your activities around World Book Day in your schools and classrooms.
Have fun and enjoy World Book Day from all of us at EAS!